Always a Parent

Co-Parenting and Parenting Skills Class

Child & Family Services offers the “Always a Parent” program to parents who want to improve their parenting skills or who are having difficulty communicating with a co-parent.

“Always a Parent” emphasizes the impact of parents’ behavior on their children, and teaches parents positive, effective, cooperative communication techniques in an enjoyable, interactive way.


Classes are offered about monthly and times vary according to current needs. Please call for more information or to register.

Get these and other questions answered:

  • Why is my child so “out of control?”

  • How do I get my child to take responsibility?

  • How can I get my children to tell me what is bothering them?

  • What do I do about sibling conflict?

  • How can I have a peaceful home?

  • How can I mix work and home to meet my child’s needs?

  • How do I keep my child safe?

  • What if parents cannot agree on how to raise their children?

  • How does domestic violence affect children?

What You Can Expect

  • Classes run for 2.5 hours per week for three consecutive weeks (total of 8 hours)

  • All classes are held at Child & Family Services

  • $100 fee includes sessions, textbook, and certificate. Please talk with us if you’re concerned about paying for services.

  • Certificate issued upon successful course completion

Class Topics Include:

  • Successful Conflict Resolution

  • How to discipline with love

  • How parental behaviors impact children

  • How to co-parent successfully

  • Understanding how your child thinks

  • Helping your children deal with feelings

  • How to balance your family time

  • How to effectively communicate with your children

  • Teaching life lessons

  • Raising a child to be a responsible person

  • Understanding anger and how to turn it into a positive

  • When to worry–what is “normal” and what is not

  • Buttons & triggers to behaviors

  • Understanding the power of emotions

  • The importance of family meetings and how to have them

  • Different parenting styles

  • Blended families

Contact Us to

Learn More

3785 Veterans Drive., Traverse City, MI 49686

 cfs@cfs3L.org |  Tel: 231-946-8975

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